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POLISH Folk Costume Blouse embroidered jacket Lowicz ethnic embroidery POLAND

POLISH Folk Costume Blouse embroidered jacket Lowicz ethnic embroidery POLAND

POLISH Folk Costume Blouse embroidered jacket Lowicz ethnic embroidery POLAND   POLISH Folk Costume Blouse embroidered jacket Lowicz ethnic embroidery POLAND

Authentic Polish Folk Costume Blouse/Jacket from Lowicz Region. Measurements taken with article laying flat Across front: 15-16" Length: 14.5" Sleeve inseam: 17. Very Good Condition - missing one button.

This listing is for a handmade blouse/jacket top that is part of an authentic Polish folk costume from the Lowicz region. The jacket is made from green fabric and has hand-embroidered flowers along the bottom and sleeve cuffs. The embroidery is hand done and shows a high level of technical skill. An elegant example of regional folk art. We are pleased to offer for sale today seven complete women's folk costumes from Lowicz region in central Poland. We have also listed a number of extra individual pieces, including lovely embroidered shawls, velvet jackets, beaded aprons, and antique linen blouses. These pieces were all collected in Lowicz villages over the past 10+ years and are beautiful authentic examples of traditional clothing from the early and mid-twentieth century. Lowicz is a historic town in central Poland that is home to one of the most famous varieties of Polish folk costume. Lowicz and the surrounding villages feature costumes with brightly colored wool skirts and aprons and floral embroidery on various elements of the outfits. Folk costumes are still worn in this region for special occasions and visitors to the region continue to marvel at the variety of styles and colors worn by the men and women here. Lowicz festive clothing has evolved from simple, relatively narrow outfits of one or two colors, to the modern versions most commonly seen today that showcase a rainbow of colors, wide skirts and large embroideries on all of the costume elements.

The costumes we are offering today are antique and vintage styles dating from approximately the 1920s through the 1960s. You will notice the costumes feature different color palettes, skirts of varying widths, and different amounts and styles of embroidery. While it is impossible to know the entire history of each costume, the colors and styles can help identify the age of the costume, the village where it was made, the age and marital status of the wearer, and other historic information.

I have included this same description with each of the costumes listed today, but if you have any specific questions related to a particular outfit, please let me know and I will be try to answer all of your questions. An important note regarding condition: As these are vintage textiles that have seen decades of use, normal wear and tear is to be expected and only adds to the history and authenticity of each piece.

Small holes or stains, missing sequins, worn trim, and other marks related to standard wear are common and do not detract from the value of these pieces. I have listed any significant damages and heavy signs of wear that I noticed while examining the costumes (see "Condition" section above), but please keep in mind that even a costume in very good condition, will still show signs of wear, storage and age. These costumes represents an authentic element of Polish folk culture and such pieces are becoming increasing difficult to find for sale. Don't miss this opportunity to add one or more of these colorful ensembles to your collection today!

We strive to keep our customers happy and we look forward to your feedback! Thank you for your interest in our auctions and we look forward to hearing from you. The item "POLISH Folk Costume Blouse embroidered jacket Lowicz ethnic embroidery POLAND" is in sale since Monday, January 23, 2012.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "slavart" and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.


POLISH Folk Costume Blouse embroidered jacket Lowicz ethnic embroidery POLAND   POLISH Folk Costume Blouse embroidered jacket Lowicz ethnic embroidery POLAND